With our addictive apps, sticky widgets, and blindly engaging interactions, we’ve entered an era of distraction and fear. Novelty and disruption trump human connection — and these days, even factual truth. At the same time, there is a fast-growing movement towards mindfulness (that is, being fully engaged in the present moment) that offers us guideposts that point to how we can build for the world we want to live in –– by working with technology, not against it.
We're at an inflection point: will we allow technology to turn the world into a dystopian nightmare where machines replace reality, and data trumps compassion? Will enough people get fed up and permanently log off, so that even the positive effects of networks are lost altogether? Or will we align our work with our values, and use technology to design for better, more human connections?
Author and strategist Liza Kindred’s 20-year career in fashion and technology has explored both the challenges and benefits of (literally) weaving tech into our lives. She’ll offer a host of practical examples that illustrate an eye-opening framework of Mindful Technology design principles to guide us in how we make and use new technology. Learn how to create real insight, joy, and utility while still getting the job done.